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Forum: Unschooling   07-31-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Rik-E
Here are a BUNCH of iPad apps we have, or have...

Here are a BUNCH of iPad apps we have, or have tried, that are not pre-schooly.
Many of them my 9.5 year old loves. Some are educational, some are not.

3D Brain
WordsPyramid
Wipeout Wall...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   05-16-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Rik-E
Are you on Facebook? There are many large active...

Are you on Facebook? There are many large active groups for different parts of Alaska. You may find a lot more input that way. Are you planning to camp on your trip, or hotel/ stay with people only?...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   04-05-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Rik-E
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jrose_lee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   03-17-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Rik-E
It sounds similar to the one my 5 year old likes...

It sounds similar to the one my 5 year old likes to play! But this one is free.
http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-18-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Rik-E
Does not require being notarized. There is a...

Does not require being notarized. There is a space for it on the form, but it is not required.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,647
Posted By Rik-E
We learn at home because it is best for our...

We learn at home because it is best for our children. Every person learns differently so finding a good fit is key to education in my opinion. Having a child with unique needs just highlights this...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   01-20-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Rik-E
If you are on Facebook the group Alaska Farm &...

If you are on Facebook the group Alaska Farm & Food would be a great place to inquire.
Forum: Unschooling   01-19-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By Rik-E
We do have  afew textbooks, although they get...

We do have  afew textbooks, although they get very little use. Mainly we collect educational subject books.
EyeWitness books on specific subjects are great!  Also DK (Dorling Kindersley) reference...
Forum: Unschooling   01-14-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By Rik-E
I have no idea what programs are available for...

I have no idea what programs are available for Nook or Android devices, but we have found that getting an iPad has helped my son learn a lot! He is considered high functioning/ aspergers because he...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   11-29-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Rik-E
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by katy1844 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1368446/anchorage-advice-maybe-moving#post_17184353)

We've also...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   11-27-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Rik-E
Have you considered living in Eagle River, or...

Have you considered living in Eagle River, or Palmer/ Wasilla areas instead? If you are going to be facing a commute anyways you coudl potentially get more land for less farther out.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-03-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Rik-E
Always Icecream for Girls is a paid site with...

Always Icecream for Girls is a paid site with games & educational videos as well as fun things.
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 5,391
Posted By Rik-E
My littlest onehas been wanting a 'bike'. This...

My littlest onehas been wanting a 'bike'. This would be so perfect for her 3rd birthday!
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   10-15-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By Rik-E
I'm not in Fairbanks so not sure what is...

I'm not in Fairbanks so not sure what is currently available. Have you checked Craigslist for rentals? How long will you be up?
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   10-11-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By Rik-E
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by akichan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361827/alaskan-mamas-falling-into-autumn#post_17137453)

Aloha...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-17-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 57,257
Posted By Rik-E
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rik-E http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/583443/could-we-make-a-list-of-make-at-home-toys/340#post_17111946)
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Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-16-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 57,257
Posted By Rik-E
Quote:Originally Posted by mehndi...

Quote:Originally Posted by mehndi mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/583443/could-we-make-a-list-of-make-at-home-toys#post_6852489)...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   09-03-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By Rik-E
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by happyblessedmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361827/alaskan-mamas-falling-into-autumn#post_17096957)
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Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   09-02-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By Rik-E
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by spruce http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361827/alaskan-mamas-falling-into-autumn#post_17095772)

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Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-29-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By Rik-E
I check in but there isn't much activity....

I check in but there isn't much activity. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/2whistle.gif
 
We are also gearing up for the school season, although more on the child led learning end.
 ...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-26-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Rik-E
You pretty much get to drive, ferry, or fly. ...

You pretty much get to drive, ferry, or fly.

Passports would probably be cheapest if you plan to take anything with you. But I have never looked into shipping a pallet-load  or large...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-15-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Rik-E
Chugach is now FOCUShomeschool. We chose them...

Chugach is now FOCUShomeschool. We chose them because they are so parent led & not grade based. They use a mastery model vs a grading system. So far very easy & pleasant to work with!
However if...
Forum: Unschooling   08-11-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Rik-E
We do a few lessons too, and go through...

We do a few lessons too, and go through FOCUShomeschool as they don't do the standard grading system. We do a lot of history & science, some math & writing. Reading is always big, weither I am...
Forum: Unschooling   07-31-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Rik-E
Basically I'm looking for more like minded home...

Basically I'm looking for more like minded home educating parents to talk to locally.       http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/blahblah.gif

I belong to a number of homeschool groups &...
Forum: Unschooling   07-31-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Rik-E
We are not 'real unschoolers' either.  I do...

We are not 'real unschoolers' either. 
I do get basic math & writing materials & they are requested to complete several 'lessons' from each per week that we are 'doing school'.
My 5 year old LOVES...
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